EJTC Story – Marcy Smith

“I decided, what if I just flip everything on its head and go do something completely different.” Marcy Smith is a courageous, powerful force who makes what most people find intimidating and scary seem effortless and exciting. She worked in an office as a software developer on several different projects for almost 30 years. Alongside…

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EJTC Story – Camille Cacnio

As a 3rd-year apprentice with the Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC), Camille Cacnio enjoys working in a fun, positive environment and makes sure she is always prepared for the playful banter before each workday begins. She is a quick learner with a strong work ethic that she brings to every job site. Although Camille is…

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Thinking of Starting Your Own Business as an Electrician?

Some people have an entrepreneurial mind from a young age – selling lemonade in the summers, early mornings on a newspaper route – and going into business as an adult seems like a no-brainer. But whatever the business, stats show many will fail within the first few years, because running a company is about far…

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Success Story – Carissa Leeson

At its simplest, the word “success” is defined as “the accomplishment of an aim,” but somehow society has redefined success to suggest it’s defined by money or your position in life. But what if you’ve got that respected job with the great pay, and you dread work? Maybe success is about making a better choice…

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Seven Family-Friendly Careers

When looking through lists for “family-friendly careers,” it’s clear everyone’s got a different idea of what makes a career great for parents. Many seem to think flexibility is the top consideration, but while that can be nice, there’s a lot to be said for careers with fixed hours, secure futures, and high pay. With that…

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Incentive Grant for Women

Tradespeople keep Canada running – from the electrical panels in every office building to new construction builds with cranes dotting the horizon. But as the workforce ages, the push is on to attract women to trades jobs traditionally filled by men, and that push comes from the top. With the Canadian government’s Apprentice Incentive Grant…

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Apprenticeship Vs. University

Visit any trades training program in Canada, and you’re almost certain to find at least one person who’s opted to swap their white-collar life for the blue collar. Why people change careers so drastically after investing so much in their education can be for any number of reasons but changing to the trades is a…

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10 High-paying Jobs that Don’t Require an Undergraduate Degree

You might think that if you want to earn over $75,000 a year, you need an undergraduate degree and a pile of student debt, but you’d be wrong. If you’re open to a job in the trades, you can graduate debt-free with a high-paying job. Even better, with a national skilled trades shortage, you can…

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